The label read 70mg per day instead of per week. What could happen if someone took 70MG per day???
My doctor (or Pharm) mislabelled my dosage for Alendronate. It should have been 70mg per day?
Added 10 Feb 2011:
Sorry, The dosage should have been 70 mg per week not 70mg per day. I am trying to find out how bad this error was and what could have happened.
The Fosamax dosage that you are prescribed will depend on the condition being treated, whether you want to take a daily or weekly dose, and other factors. The recommended dose for osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women is either Fosamax 70 mg once weekly or Fosamax 10 mg once daily.
It was just as well you had listened to your doctors instructions and knew to take it weekly.
Symptoms of an alendronate overdose may include nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling, tight muscles in your face, seizure (convulsions), irritability, and unusual thoughts or behavior.
- Alendronate Information for Consumers
- Alendronate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Alendronate (detailed)
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